Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Patti Smith Lights Up My Life

Here is yet another reason to love YouTube and obsessed vloggers (takes one to know one!). Gregg is a San Francisco resident in search of the perfect doornob who also puts together an amazing vlog called Junk Thief.

Gregg has the best of quirky tastes and I just know we'd be the best of pals. In fact, me thinks junk thieves and deadbeats may occupy the same genealogical tree - look closely, they are next to the sloths and the criminally insane. I love the content, editing and feel of Gregg's unique works of art.

Here is Patti Smith singing "You Light Up My Life" on ABC TV's "Kids Are People Too," making a statement that weird combinations are what pushes life forward. Trying to imagine such unlikely couplings in 2007 is hard to imagine. 1979 was really the year of the child... Gregg of Junk Thief Blog

You will have to watch this video to believe it. Seriously. And if you are in a January funk that is threatening to become a February funk, it might just light up your life with its 1979 vibe and its over eager children of the feathered hair and the intense pain and power poured into each note emminating from Patti Smith's mouth...

And thanks for the heads up Gregg.


Junk Thief said...

Thanks for the great endorsement and for spreading the joy of Patti. I'm sure we would make great pals. I am actually old enough to have bought "Horses" in its inital release.

Equally quirky and smile worthy in the bleak days of late winter is the Los Fabulosos Cadillacs y Debbie Harry rendition of "Strawberry Fields Forever" -- early '80s Alphabet City and Buenos Aires ska stars merge into one bop along groove:

Eva the Deadbeat said...

Zowie! That is some good stuff! Debbie + a ska beat + a Beatles song = a smile on my face! Thanks for the heads up!

I am really digging your show. Love the re-edit of Patty Hearst - can't wait to see what is next?!